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How the HMR Weight-Loss Program Compares to Other Popular Diets

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HMR Team
September 8, 2023


When it comes to managing your weight to improve your health and quality of life, investing in a weight-loss program can give you the diet structure and support you need to achieve your goals.

But when it comes down to costs, it may feel hard to justify the expense of a program like HMR’s Healthy Solutions® at-home plan—one that includes support and food, when you see other weight-loss programs advertised for much less. But here’s the thing—with some weight-loss programs, you still have to shop for all of your food AND plan, prep, cook, and portion it out. You may find it hard to manage all of that on your own, which can jeopardize your long-term success. Plus, you may even end up spending a lot more in the end. In fact, studies looking at weekly food expenses found that Americans are spending anywhere from $85 - $150 or more per week – per person – when groceries, take-out, and restaurants were factored in.1,2

When you join the HMR Program, all of your food will be delivered to you (you just have to add fruits and vegetables) so you can lose weight without decisions. Your HMR food replaces what you’re currently eating… and spending. 

Use our comparison chart to see how HMR measures up against some of the other well-known names in weight loss.3

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HMR at a Glance

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Trusted Program

Since 1983, we’ve helped over half a million people with their weight and health goals at home and in weight-loss clinics nationwide.

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More Than a Diet

Clinically proven weight-management program incorporates behavior change psychology to develop habits for a healthier lifestyle.

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Research Backed

Published weight-loss results for HMR’s at-home program with phone support show an average weight loss of 23 lbs. in 12 weeks;5 See below for published results from HMR’s in-clinic programs.6,7

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Fast Weight Loss

Consistently ranked a "Best Diet" for fast weight loss by U.S. News & World Report.


“It took some honesty with myself to accept that I needed as much help as HMR provides.

The HMR Program is designed to help you feel full and satisfied while keeping calories low – if it weren’t for this aspect of the program there’s no way I would have stayed on it for very long – I just wouldn’t have had the willpower to always be saying ‘no.’”

Susan H. lost 75 lbs.5

1Gallup:; August 12, 2012
2First Quarter Finance:; August, 6, 2020. Averages calculated based on data from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
3Information is pulled directly from each program’s website, as of September 8, 2023. This comparison should be used to compare the regular program price and offerings (excluding non-program food and other extras).
4Price details use retail regular cost pricing for all plans, excluding special offers. Prices subject to change.
HMR Average Weight-Loss Outcomes
5Average weight loss for the Healthy Solutions at Home® program with phone coaching is 23 lbs. at 12 weeks and 28 lbs. at 26 weeks. Int J Obes 2007; 31:1270-1276; Obes 2013; 21:1951-1959.
6Average weight loss for the in-clinic Healthy Solutions® plan is 28-37.5 lbs. based on research studies conducted in people who completed 12-26 weeks. J Am Diet Assoc 2009; 109:1417-1421; Postgrad Med 2011; 123:205-213; Int J Obes 2007; 31:1270-1276; Obes 2013; 21:1951-1959.
7Average weight loss for the in-clinic Decision Free® plan is 43-66 lbs. based on research studies conducted in people who completed between 12-26 weeks. J Am Diet Assoc 2009; 109:1417-1421; Int J Obes 2007; 31:488-493; J Am Coll Nutr 2005; 24:347-353.